Just Lucky

New Air racer finished as Reno 2021 approaches. Here is my second entry in the Jet Class, the 2019 National Champion, Just Lucky a L-29 Delfin flow by Pete Zacccagnino. Pete Qualified the Delfin second at 510.304 behind the Vampire, Dark Shadow. In Heat 1A Just Lucky was second with a speed of 489.439 again behind Dark Shadow. The next day in Heat 2A Pete took the checkered flag at a speed of 510.411. Sunday in the Gold Final race Pete and Just Lucky was just that taking the checkered flag in first at a winning speed of 495.106. I hope to be doing a few more Jet class racers very soon.

BH

Black Widow

Hey everyone we finally added some art. When I first started doing these caricatures I was using color pencil and then moved on to water color and then airbrushing before going to computer art. One of the first aircraft I did was the P-61 Black Widow, one of my favorite aircraft of WWII. Well I finally revisited the old caricature and updated it using the same techniques I have been using for the last several years. “Lady in the Dark{, one of the most famous Widows and an OD and Gray P-61, “Nocturnal Nemesis” from the 421st NFS, Check them out in the Fighter/Propeller section.

P-61 Black Widow Lady in the Dark.

Also new is a civilian version of the DC-9 caricature I did a few years ago. In fact I have added 4 different paint schemes. Two for KLM, one TWA and a northwest Air version. Besides the DC-9 I recently finished a commission for a past client the Cargo B777 in Kallitta Air colors.

Finally I added a new F-100 commission.

Neptune’s Trident

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope you all had a great holiday. First up today is a new caricature the Lockheed P2V Neptune. This caricature has been one I have wanted to do for many years. May dad served with VP-1 and worked on the Neptune. He even flew a few patrols while VP-1 was deployed to Okinawa. So I finally finished my first P2V caricature. The put together a special print with pictures of my dad while he was in the Navy. So this is one of those special prints. Coming soon for a client will be a follow up P2V this time a P2V-7. He wants to honor his father as well. So look for it soon. Just need to finish small details and it will be ready.

D.E.Cherry AN US Navy ret. P2V-5 Neptune

Next up today is another commission. This one we completed several months ago and was a Christmas present for the clients husband. Another RV-8 painted like a F4U Corsair in the US Navy Tri blue scheme. Follow up picture shows proud RV=8 owner standing next to his aircraft print in hand. Thanks again and glad he liked the print. A side note the client found us becasue of the sponsor logo we had on Sam Swifts biplane Hot Stuff at this years Reno air races. So much thanks again the Swift racing.

That about does it for new art we have completed, but there is lots of new stuff coming soon. (new 777-300F, P-61 Black Widow, new racers especially sport class, and a few much more.)

Happy Holidays BH

Voodoo Speed record Prints

Hello all

As stated in an earlier post I updated my  Voodoo Caricature with the new Speed record scheme and the Reno Scheme. Now I have put together a print to honor both the Red Baron flown by Steve Hinton to world record in 1979 and his son Steve Hinton Jr who flew Voodoo this year to a new world record. You can find both in the Air Racers section. BH

Red Baron Voodoo

Christmas Ornaments for 2017

Last year we offered a round Christmas ornaments with your choice of caricatures inside. We are doing the same again this year. check out the examples below. ornaments are $10 plus shipping. You can pick which two images from our collection of caricatures you would like inside and whether you would like them plain, with just the aircraft, or with “Happy Holidays or “Merry Christmas”.

Merry Christmas BHA!

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Calendar anyone??

Hey everyone, Hope your Thanksgiving was just as great as mine. Well I have decided to try making a calendar. here is a sample and it will be up to you if we go forward with it. This is a sample to gauge interest. The more people are interested and want to order will determine the final cost. The more I can order the lower the cost will be. So let me know what you think and if you would like one. We have a regular size wall calendar and a desk top version. BHA

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More Air Racers

While putting the finishing touches on a few new caricature commission, I put together a few new racers from this years Reno Air Races. First is a Formula 1 racer i had been working on for awhile. Pooder, a Cassut III, race 20. I really like the paint scheme for this little racer.

Pooder

Next up is another on the diminutive Unlimited field from this years Reno Air races. Race 12, The Rebel. I also have a regular proportioned side profile coming very soon. Just need to work on the name on the nose and small details.

The Rebel 2016

And finally the first in a series I hope to put together called the Podium series. It will all depend on how much time I can squeeze in between commissions and other projects. Here is the first Podium… the Unlimiteds from 2016 Reno Air Races. Voodoo took the gold, Czech Mate, took second, and Dreadnought took third. Next up most likely will be T-6 class. I already have the third place finisher ( winner from last year) Midnight Miss, so just need to modify any slight changes in sponsor markings. Last night worked on the winner, Baron’s Revenge. (If anyone has pictures of the right side it would be very helpful.)So I will only need one more. Someone asked for Formula 1 and I will have to do two completely new caricatures to¬† get that podium complete, the winner and third place aircraft. So look for the next one in the series soon.

Podium Unlimited

BHA

Mugs Clearance

VF114 mugsWe are looking to reduce stock on our current line of mugs so we can make way for a new line. We have 4 mugs left. 2 F-4 Phantoms from VF-114. Both have aircraft caricature and squadron mascot on the reverse. One B-17G mug Nine O Nine with Squadron patch on reverse. and one F15 Eagle in retro paint scheme with squadron logo. These mugs are the last of a limited edition set we created a few years ago. Once they are gone they are gone. So order now. $20 plus shipping.

F15 MugB17 Mug

11×14 sale

Hey everyone,

We have been cleaning house lately and came across a collection of 11×14 prints. We discontinued that size several years ago in favor of the 12×17 size. So in an effort to clean out some over stock we are offering these 11×14 prints at the discounted price of $20 each plus shipping. That is just $5 more the the smaller 8.5×11 prints. So take advantage of this offer while supplies last.

We have A-4E John McCain,F/A-18 Swiss tiger meet.Planes of \Fame P-40 in desert scheme,F-15 Eagle 493rdFS/ 48th FG Mig killer Capt, Hwang,a Ju-87, Memphis Bell B-17, F-15 65th AGRS Blue Scheme,B-24D, F-16 64th AGRS tan scheme,P-51B Blad Eagle,F-5N VFC-111 CO Scheme,F/A-18F VFA-154,A-6E Intruder from VMA(AW) 533, F-22 from 90th FS and 27th FS, A-7 from VA-146, E-2 Hawkeye from VAW-113 CO Scheme, F-14 from VF-103 Jolly Rogers both Colorful and subdued schemesF-A-18C Blue Angels #6 and F4U-1A Corsair from VF-17 Lt Cdr. John Blackburn…. and several more.